Duke is a black Labrador who was adopted by the Roberts family. A few years ago he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that is very common in dogs. To prevent the disease from spreading throughout the body, the family decided to amputate one of its front legs, but it was too late. The cancer reproduced quickly, generating a tumor that began to separate Duke's ribs, causing unbearable pain.
Its owner, Jordan Roberts, knew it was time to say goodbye to his faithful companion, so he scheduled the injection of euthanasia. Before Duke left forever, the family wanted their last day of life on earth to be unforgettable. Here we present the moving story:
My last day
By: Duke Roberts
We had a party and ate many hamburgers.
And I laughed.
And I thought how much I'm going to miss being here.
We joke in family.
But we also got serious.
My neighbors came to see me. They're twins. When someone offered them one of my hamburgers, one of them replied: No, thank you. We do not want to take any from Duke.
There was also Kristen. She is a great person. She is my hairdresser and friend.
While we waited for the vet to arrive, Kristen suggested going for a walk. And then someone said: Why do not we go play at the water park that is here next? . So we went.
You know I'm going to miss you, right?
And you too, right?
I need you to help me take care of my family, you understand? That's all I want!
Today we get wet.
And I smiled a lot.
I felt very grateful with everything.
We broke the rules.
Listen to some children playing in the distance. And I remembered my two babies who are at home. How I love to protect them!
I did not feel any pain, even though the tumor had grown too large.
I felt the love of my loved ones.
I said goodbye to my beautiful friend Kira. She was with me before the doctor said that the time had come.
But I did not say goodbye but: Until we meet again.
God, what luck I had! It was little time that we had, but they gave me a second chance and we had great moments together. You loved that I saw them. And I will never stop doing it.